Why the Mets Payroll Doesn’t Matter

The Mets have the highest payroll in the NL, and the second-highest payroll in MLB. Yet they finished in second-to-last place in the NL East. A few bloggers have an idea on how and why the Mets’ money doesn’t matter.

Joe D at MetsMerizedOnline succinctly explains why the Mets’ payroll is so bloated, and how they can learn about value from the Nats, Marlins, and Phillies.

BlueAndOrange.net advances the conversation, bemoaning the signing of Alex Cora and also showing us Where Omar Minaya Hides the Wins.

Sam Page at AmazinAvenue exposes The Real Problem with the Alex Cora Deal — focusing on the inane vesting option built into the contract. A must-read to fully understand the consequences of the signing.

On the flip side, Kerel Cooper likes the signings of Cora and Chris Coste.

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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.

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